Making the Move from North Carolina to CapNY: A Career Transplant Story

If you follow Forbes on social media, you might’ve noticed that they recently posted a study by Niche that ranked Albany as the #4 best places in country to be a young professional. CapNY is booming with potential, opportunity, & young professionals from all over the world are making the move to our Upstate NYContinue reading “Making the Move from North Carolina to CapNY: A Career Transplant Story”

5 CapNY Family Owned & Operated Drive-In Movie Theaters

Before there was cable TV and the internet (my own kids can’t imagine such a primitive time) families went out together to enjoy a movie in a car, packed full of kids. Sometimes the neighbor’s kids were mixed in the bunch too. I remember being about 8 years old, and walking to the drive-in movieContinue reading “5 CapNY Family Owned & Operated Drive-In Movie Theaters”

Celebrating Pride Month in CapNY: 3 Leaders Who Make it Happen

Pride Month is recognized around the world, to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. It takes place every June, in honor of the historic June 1969 Stonewall Uprising, which helped kickstart the Gay Rights Movement. It’s a month not just to celebrate, but to remember, to honor, to raise awareness, and to support. This June, there wereContinue reading “Celebrating Pride Month in CapNY: 3 Leaders Who Make it Happen”

Juneteenth in CapNY: 4 Changemakers Paving the Way

“Juneteenth is important because it is the beginning of our history.” – Lashawn Hawkins, Founder of the I Can Breathe and I Will Speak organization in Fulton County New York CapNY Celebrations June 19th. Many Americans know that date as Juneteenth, a federal holiday that acknowledges and commemorates the legal ending of slavery in theContinue reading “Juneteenth in CapNY: 4 Changemakers Paving the Way”

How to Spend 48 Hours in CapNY

CapNY offers the perfect blend of small city charm and rustic nature. The region is a vast area that ranges from the foothills of the Catskills to the foothills of the Adirondacks, and in between those 90 miles are cities, towns, countrysides, forests, mountains and lakes, all with their own unique flares. Photo: Samascotts GardenContinue reading “How to Spend 48 Hours in CapNY”

Thriving in CapNY: Women in Digital Gaming

CapNY offers a level up for those looking to break into the gaming space. Jobs in game design, character development, software, and so much more are plentiful with 24 studios (7 large, 17 indie) calling the region home. An Industry BOOMING Many have produced games of our childhoods such as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater asContinue reading “Thriving in CapNY: Women in Digital Gaming”

The New Tech Valley: 5 CapNY Companies With Global Impact

Meet the amazing tech companies that make CapNY one of the nation’s fastest growing metro areas for manufacturing jobs! We’ve Come a Long Way In the late 1990s, under the moniker “Tech Valley,” NY’s Capital Region committed to competing with major tech players like Boston and Silicon Valley.  Now, CapNY has built a strong foundationContinue reading “The New Tech Valley: 5 CapNY Companies With Global Impact”

Five CapNY Artisanal Foods You Must Try!

CapNY is every foodie’s dream! We have an abundance of farm-to-table restaurants, nationally known farms, and incredibly unique food producers. Read on to learn more about five artisanal food makers that have some serious CapNY flare…CAUTION, we recommend reading this after you’ve already had a snack…may cause hunger. Saratoga Peanut Butter Co. Saratoga Peanut ButterContinue reading “Five CapNY Artisanal Foods You Must Try!”

CapNY Entrepreneur Resources

The Capital Region is rich with resources for today’s budding entrepreneurs and business owners.  There are so many potential resources that it can feel tricky knowing where to start.  As an ever-growing millennial business owner, I am interested and search for the same value you are. When I put together this list, I wanted toContinue reading “CapNY Entrepreneur Resources”

5 Great NY State Parks: Empire Pass

Last summer, like many avid explorers, I reluctantly respected new travel restrictions.  Temporarily bound to New York State, I needed to make alternative vacation plans.  Thus arose the perfect opportunity to buy an Empire Pass Card and become acquainted with the natural wonders of the Capital Region.  The Empire Pass Open the gates to theContinue reading “5 Great NY State Parks: Empire Pass”